Follow RT for the latest news and stories on the US government and President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. On May 14, 2018, the Trump administration officially moved the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Read news and updates on this transformation and opening ceremony. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considers Trump’s December 2017 declaration recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to be “the right thing to do.” The opening coincides with the ongoing conflict at the Gaza border. Get the information and breaking news on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Most nations’ embassies remain in Tel Aviv, as most of the international community regards the move as a violation of international law. Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon said that if peace is to be achieved in the region, Jerusalem must be the capital of both Israel and Palestine. Read the news and updates on the negotiations within the UN and statements of politicians on the issue.